So I don’t really cook, right? I mean I can, and I do sometimes, but more often I really on Manang Flora to pack my lunch.
Ever since I went back to Japan in 2009 and bought several obento bako or lunch boxes, I wanted my lunch to be as nice-looking as the ones Japanese folks prepare.
Manang has since learned to beautify my bento. She used to put food in there with plenty of spaces left so that the food is disarranged during transport.
Yesterday, she packed me a salad lunch.
The first layer is made of the chicken and greens salad with garlic basil vinaigrette – in the bottle – plus a macaroni salad for dessert in the silicone divider. I don’t know if it’s visible in the picture.
The second layer is a deconstructed ensaladang itlog maalat (salted egg salad), with rice and sliced garlic crisps.
I just love lunches that look nice, don’t you?